Mystery 1: The Mystery of the Missing Wives
Isherwood is the new boy in town, a well-known British detective brought into the Los Angeles Police Department's homicide squad to help get better results. Although Charley doesn't like the idea, he has no choice but to put up with it. Isherwood shows the squad what a difference observation makes to how a potential crime scene is viewed when asked to help by a member of the public who is worried for the safety of her sister.
Is she right? Is the girl's fiancé a monster who has already killed his previous wives? The problem is that he is perceived as a high-profile member of society, and the chief warns the detectives to tread carefully.
Will Isherwood tread on anyone's ego as he provides insight into this potential murder case? This is the first of the series of Isherwood Case Files, in which our detective gets up close and personal with homicide, showing the squad the difference between the American approach and the more reserved British approach.
Mystery 2: The Case of the Ghost Writer
With Jon Isherwood being asked to help in the Los Angeles Police Department's homicide division, a call is received from a landlord who has found his tenant has been murdered. In this salubrious part of town, the ghostwriter has found his demise.
Will the clues be sufficient to pin the murder on anyone? Since the ghostwriter lived a very private life, investigation takes Isherwood and his team to the home of a rich and famous author. There are many questions unanswered, though with forensics on their side, will they be able to work out the motive that anyone could have had to kill the solitary figure?